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with officials from the obama administration. he spoke to us earlier from there. i asked him what germany and europe could do to support these democratic movements in the tunisian, egypt, and elsewhere. >> i think it is now necessary that we strengthen, and we have decreed institutions which allow the people of tunisia and egypt to decide about their own fate, about their own future in a democratic way. this means that time is needed for ganing new polical parties and in the wider spectrum of secular opposition and a secular political parties can help to establish these parties through our political foundations. in germany, all the political parties have political foundations. so we can cover the whole political spectrum from the left to the right and vice versa. we could also help in an economic way, because there are big economic problems in tunisia and egypt well. if we open the european markets more broadly and agricultural products from tunisia and egypt, this might be part of the discussion to the i am favoring this step. a third step would be that they should open our universities
to his combative approach to new jersey's democratic dominated legislature. he mocked his obama-backed predecessor john core sooin who said he would sleep on a cot in his office until the new jersey cries i was averted. >> i said you want to pass income tax increase, that's fine. i am going to veto it. and if you want to close down the government because of that, that's fine. but i want to tell you something. i am not moving any cot into the office to sleep in here. take a look at me. you think i'm sleeping on a cot? we submitted a budget that cut real spending 9% year over year. every department of state government was cut. and we balanced the budget without any new or increased taxes. >> then he attacked president obama for pushing investments in his state of the union speech. >> the big things are high speed rail. the big things are high speed internet access. a million electric cars on the road by some date. ladies and gentlemen, that is the candy of american politics. those are not the big things, because let me guarantee you something. if we don't fix the real big things,
. >>> 4:35 on this thursday morning. president obama is thinking high-tech. abercrombie and fitch is increasing prices. >> now to linda bell in new york. >> if you shop at abercrombie, the latest retailer raising prices. the soaring cost of cotton is adding pressure to their bottom line. the company says prices will go up sometime this year, but declined to say by how much. high grocery bills will remain high. they will stay that way awhile. an agriculture analyst tells us at blumberg that the prices of everything are rising and may last longer than rallies on the past. there's strong demand from china as one reason. economists expect there to be arise in the cost of living due to the higher food costs in part. president obama is rubbing elbows with some of the biggest ceo's today in technology. they will discuss job creation as well as the economy with them in a private session. that is business news live at blumberg headquarters in new york. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. -- bloomberg. >>> 4:36. >> another journalist caught in the mayhem. this time it was caught on tape, i
rotten weather in the rest of the country and frequent visits by our own commander-in-chief. truly obama is the greatest president in the history of history. >> that's the only proof? >> i have a birth certificate. >> once again kristi makes me misty. the new jersey governor, aka, the next president of the world, spoke at the american enterprise institute and he said what is happening in washington has him worried. christie says it is time to stop talking about crap like high speed rails and focus on restoring fiscal sanity. and most importantly -- or most important, not sure which, we need to attack an issue everyone in dc is too scared to touch, evil laser shooting grackles and entitlement reform. roll it, rollers. >> what is the truth that nobody is talking about? here is the truth nobody is talking about. you will have to raise the retirement age for social security. i just said it, and i am still standing here. i did not vaporize into the carpeting, and i said it. we have to reform medicare because it costs too much, and it is going to bankrupt us. once again lightning did not come
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at the wisconsin state capital. as you said, the drama has made it all the way to the without. president obama criticized the budget bill, saying that it seemed like it was, quote, short-sighted thinking on the part of the governor. listen here to president obama. >> i would say, as a general proposition, that everybody's got to make some adjustments to new fiscal realities. we had to impose, for example, a freeze on pay increases for federal workers for the next two years as part of my overall budget freeze. on the other hand, some of what i have heard coming out of wisconsin, where you're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally seems like more of an assault on unions. >> reporter: the president through press secretary jay carney, he reiterated his boss's point, saying the president doesn't think this is the right way to fix a shorefall, but on the other end, john boehner is criticizing the president and defending scott walker. in a statement he released, he said, in part, quote, rather than shouten down those in office who speak honestly about the challen
>> president obama's budget has drawn fire. we will continue the conversation about how the u.s. deals with a mounting budget. ne-yo "battle of los angeles". james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference -- >> thank you. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment, one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: senator kirsten gillibrand is serving her first term in the u.s. senate from new york. holding the seat held by hillary clinton. she is a member of the senate armed forces committee. an important committee these days. she joins us from washington. an honor to have you on this program. >> it is my privilege. thank you for including me. tavis: i believe budgets are moral documents. jay-z puts it this
investigación dos ataques presidente barack obama hablo con zapata janet advirtio que la violencia contra estadounidenses no será aceptado >> cuando mataron al agente, es que necesitamos saber si cambiaron las reglas >> el senado dice que la violencia debe terminar obama expreso sus condolencias >> su hijo sirvio a nuestro país y aseguro que su hijo tenía servicio desinteresado >> yo espero que haya buena investigación y resultado de las pesquisas pero si no los hay creo que habrá reacción negativa en el congreso y camaravilloso baja >> y los resultados del censo 2010 revela como esta repartida la población los la comunidad latina enfrenta duro desafío el 2011, pero nada más grave es lo antiinmigrante >> es horrible y baja cada vez >> el alto desempleo tiene epreocupado a los líderes y se refleja en las compras >> aunque son tantos solo tenemos 56% de porccentaje y pueden tener merjor comida >> yo creo que si porque texas tendrá 4 nuevos distritos y dicen que ninguno será representado por latinos siendo que los latinos van en aumento >> ex empleada acusada de robar informació
president obama see it differently. he told a local reporter, quote, some of what i heard coming out of wisconsin where you are making public employees to collective bargain generally seems like an assault on unions and it's very important to understand that public employees they are neighbors and friends. >> when asked, whether he was taking sides? >> he expressed his opinion directly. >> shannon: one official says the dnc has been organizing rallies activatelogy phone backs to lobby lawmakers. the bill exempts local firefighters, police officers and members of the wisconsin state patrol but can it could have a major impact on teachers who have been adding force. >> as much as the economics is important our ability to defend our students' right to fair education is on the line. >> dnc is involved in a similar show down playing out in ohio. they urged them dnc to suspend tactics. this is not the way you begin an adult conversation. >> brett: much more on this on the panel. >>> back here in washington, congress is considering cuts to federal spending. that is prompting howlswls from o
asked you is president obama backing wisconsin workers 100%? 16% of you said yes. 84% of you said no. >>> the hot new candidate for president is from jersey. >> this is one popular guy in the gop. >> put up or shut up time. >> the new champion of right wing slash and burn budgets, governor chris christie wants the rest of the country to be like new jersey. but 49 states say they don't want to be like jersey. >> real housewives of new jersey, and now most regrettably the "jersey shore." not a place that thought of itself as a national leader. >> he wants republicans to cut spending no matter who it hurts and conservatives love that. >> why are so many republicans going gaga over chris christie? >> chris christie is riding a wave. >> speak it bluntly and directly, he repeatedly said he does not want to run. >> what do i have to do short of suicide to convince people i'm not running. >> is he so great or is the rest of the field that lousy? >> his draconian cuts will end up costing more jobs and have fewer people working. >> and while he was wowing conservatives, democrats and republica
. >>> raúl torres con la información de primera mano. y el presidente obama habla personalmente con los padres del agente zapata. >>> además, en la profunda indignación washington se moviliza. nos ubicamos sobre la avenida gonzalito, uno de los lugares usados para los narcos bloqueos. >>> buenas tardes, y solo uno de varios puntos donde estamos desplazados para traerles la emboscada que cobró la vida de jaime zapata y dejó herido a su compañero en el estado de san luis potosí, y estamos presente en méxico como en estados unidos donde reina la conmoción y la indignación por el ataque, raúl torres reporta en las afueras. y en texas donde lloran por la muerte de zapata y lori montenegro estará desde washington. y vamos con raúl torres primero sobre como describieron el accidente. >>> que tal, estamos exactamente en el lugar donde quedó la camioneta de los agentes, aquí en el suelo todavía se pueden ver las marcas de la violencia con la que cayó la camioneta después de recibir los disparos. y déjame decirte que estamos en un lugar despoblado, y los vecinos que viven a med
obama gave us a budget for 12. that even he admits doesn't solve the fiscal crisis. now, he did that because he wants to have negotiating room. you know. what everybody does. they will give you a low ball and they know the other side is going to come in and they will meet somewhere in the middle. i'm saying to myself, i'm tired of that now. i want both parties, stop this. you know, go back to 2008, as we said last night, take that budget, and then start from there, not from here. and you say? >> i think you're absolutely right. i think that what obama is trying to do is he is trying to make the republicans cut medicare and social security so he can run against that. >> bill: right. that's what he wants -- >> you do these cuts. but, the problem obama is you can't move to the center on the one hand and be fighting against every spending cut on the other hand. and obama moved to the center lasted 30 days. now, all of a sudden he a tax and spend liberal cuts. the more he is seen in that mode, the less likely it is that he is going to be back. >> bill: okay, morris, thanks very much.
dominated legislature. he mocked his obama-backed predecessor john core sooin who said he would sleep on a cot in his office until the new jersey cries i was averted. >> i said you want to pass income tax increase, that's fine. i am going to veto it. and if you want to close down the government because of that, that's fine. but i want to tell you something. i am not moving any cot into the office to sleep in here. take a look at me. you think i'm sleeping on a cot? we submitted a budget that cut real spending 9% year over year. every department of state government was cut. and we balanced the budget without any new or increased taxes. >> then he attacked president obama for pushing investments in his state of the union speech. >> the big things are high speed rail. the big things are high speed internet access. a million electric cars on the road by some date. ladies and gentlemen, that is the candy of american politics. those are not the big things, because let me guarantee you something. if we don't fix the real big things, there will be no electric cars on the road. >> he then addr
on michelle obama, encouraging mothers to breast-feed. >>> we begin in bahrain. a key ally in the middle east. we see the turmoil there. protesters criticizing the royal family, calling on them to step down. tens of thousands of protesters were driven from the streets by tear gas and rubber bullets overnight. at least two were killed and hundreds wounded. and miguel marquez is right in the middle of it and joins us this morning. miguel? >> reporter: george, 2 people at least five people were killed here and 100 people injured in a surprise crackdown that shocked everybody here last night. the streets of manama are very quiet today. the military is in charge. what began as a peaceful demonstration, in an instant, became a violent melee. hundreds of heavily-armed police swept through pearl square in the heart of manama bahrain's capital city. men, women and children were camping out after a day of protests here. it began a little after 3:00 a.m. helicopters circled overhead. police, in huge numbers, began pushing towards the square. i called abc news radio to report what
obama's priorities? >> president obama has tried to do the hard work of making tough choices to balance the budget and reduce the deficit. on some of the priorities he has made, i agree with. making sure we do not invest in military programs that are not being used currently. some of the choices i disagree with. i was concerned about the cut to home heating assistance on the east coast. we need that in the cold winter. people get an energy investment subsidy. leaving our seniors where they could be at risk for freezing in the winter in upstate new york is a serious issue. sum priorities i agree with, some i do not. tavis: is military spending being cut? >> the president did talk analysis of programs that the military is not using. different capabilities he is discontinuing will save billions. tavis: how concerned should those persons who are hearing this debate about entitlement programs being under attack in the budget. more broadly, how concerned should everywhere -- everyday people be concerned about cuts that impact their everyday lives? >> the real concern is looking at the republi
to -- are pouring into the streets to protest a legislature. >>> and a preview of president obama's bay area trip. we'll tell you who he will be having dinner with tonight -- tonight. >>> mark tamayo is back with updated information about how much rain you can expect. >>> also, the new bay bridge project continues to be ahead of schedule. we'll tell you what caltrans told us late this morning. >>> bahrain's top diplomat is defending a violent predawn crackdown on protesters. riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd. many had been camped out for days and were sleeping. the confrontation left some dead, some critically injured. the foreign minister of bahrain says the violence was justified because the protesters were pushing this protest to the brink of abyss. >>> the state senate prepared to vote on a measure that would strip most public employees of their bargaining rights in wisconsin. the proposal has stirred massive protests for three date day -- for three straight days. the republicans hold a 19-14 majority but need at least one democrat present to have a quorum. police o
expires march 4. republicans want to cut $61 billion from the budget. president obama says that he will veto those cuts. if no agreement is reached shortly, the government could shut down for the first time since 1995. >>> metro funding is still a source of frustration for lawmakers fighting over money. that could mean a setback for passenger safety. >> brianne carter is live in arlington with the latest money crunch facing metro. >> good morning. another financial fight on capitol hill. this is all about a plan congress is working on to fund the government for fiscal year 2011. it does not currently include $150 million that metro was promised to improve safety. the republican bill currently does not include that. democrat gerry connolly has a measure that would restore that money back into its. that was killed tuesday night. metro says this money is absolutely vital to the agency's work to rebuild the 30- year-old system and restore reliable service. a number of passengers feel the money is long overdue, that metro is already underfunded. they believe this would make this a impro
.m. this morning? president obama holds a strategy session while house members begin their third day of debate on the spending bill. while you were sleeping, house lawmakers were debating, how to spend your money. >> it is puzzling while the -- that the majority would pose these cuts. >> our job is to create jobs here a home. >> workers or working on amendments to address the last seven months of the fiscal year. house republicans are trying to cut $61 billion from federal agencies. >> but not at the cost of our future and our jobs. >> the government could run at of money and shut down if spending legislation is not signed by february -- by march 4. >> democrats and republicans need to feel ownership of a plan. >> members voted to scrap $450 million in funding for new military jet engine. >> that is what the election showed us in november. people wanted change. >> conservatives will work to cut arts funding as democrats try to restore money to family planning programs. a final vote is expected by the end of the week. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> when you look of the vote on the fighter jet
possible resident >> welcome back. it's 5:24 let's make it. the obama administration may not be in such a hurry to close the prison at quantanamo bay after all. congressman leon penetta said that get moe is probably where osama bin laden and other senior al-queda leaders would be taken if they're captured alive. this is the first acknowledgement that the controversial prison might be used to hold future detainees. other officials added the president is committed to closing the prison and the long-time critic called the statements very disturbing. >> the father of the so-called american taliban john walker lynn continues to strongly defend his son. franklin spoke to law students yesterday. he said his son was wrongly branded as a terrorist by the u.s. government and as a trader by the american media. lynch says the military and bush administration botched his son's case from the movement he was captured in afghanistan in late 2001. >> the honorable thing for this -- the smart thing for the government of the united states to do when they find a kid who's fluent in arabic wh
strange. the latest from karl rove that the white house, barack obama, is engineering the birther stuff because it makes republicans look silly. it's obama's fault. excuse me, karl, it's republicans who mess with the birthers. we begin with what has become a huge national story. the wild sensation in wisconsin centered in madison. for a second straight day, schoolteachers and other employees have called in six or done some other job action. all of the democratic state senators in the legislature have blocked passage of the bill by apparently splitting from the state they're out of the state. the scene in wisconsin looks to be a long awaited confrontation between republican state houses in the power of democratic leaning public employee unions. let's turn to michael bolten. a union director for the steel workers. thank you. michael bolten, sir, thank you for joining us. if you have to explain this to somebody from norway or not out there, what's this about? >> this is a so-called budget repair bill has nothing to do with repairing the budget. has nothing to do with creating 250,000 jobs.
of the damage done. >> bay area tech leaders are getting set to welcome president obama tonight to the bay area. they're having dinner with him as part of his plan to spotlight education and innovation. jenelle wang is live in the news room with more, including some of the big names who will be breaking bread with the president. jeannette? >> just to let you know, i am not one of those people this is is a quick trip for president obama. he will fly in to attend an intimate dinner at a private location with bay area hi-tech executives. the white house has not released the official guest list yet but there are reports they include mark zuckerberg and google's ceo eric schmidt. these are many of the same executives that met with president obama in washington back in december to discuss job creation. this trip will also be focusing on jobs as well as innovation and education. it's not a fund-raising trip like many of his previous visits. has last visit in october included a $30,000 a head political fund-raiser at the home of google's vice president. this is the president's 8th official visit to cal
in this transition of purpose but always a sense of community. two years ago, when president obama became president of the united states, he made his inaugural address and said, i want swift, bold action now. to address the needs of the american people. one week and one day after that speech, the house of representatives passed the recovery act. and then it became law in a matter of weeks after that. i tell you this because this was a bold, swift action that put resources out there to meet them at the natiothe imagination and, and san francisco has always been a leader in terms of posing a model that is worthy of national support. so because of his speech, our swift actions, but most of all, because of the sense of community that city officials in san francisco saw here, and because of the ongoing leadership of the tenderloin neighborhood development corp., people's lives will be changed. when you hear speeches and wonder what is that all about? president obama's speech is now being translated into a better life for many more people who live here or receive services here. the recovery act is very i
a political position that the parties have taken and yesterday, barack obama was talking to a local affiliate, channel 9 somewhere where he took a political position regarding some of the entitlements. he said social security, we have to tweak a little bit, but basically, we can finance that well into the future. the big drivers of deficit and debt are medicare and medicaid, rising health care costs so the president's political position is for people who are on social security and fixed income, don't worry. your president is not going to touch it. if anybody touches it and if anybody tries to fix it essentially that's what the republicans would say. >> that goes into his whole main plattform of his biggest piece of legislation which is health care. >> you have to fix social security. >> right. but what he's doing is he's -- he's only thinking about getting re-elected, many say, so what he's doing is he's saying i'm going to save you a bunch of money because of the health care initiative that i passed. that's why he's focusing on medicaid and medicare. >> for the first time in decades, we're
we'll bring you new developments as we get them. jenna: the obamas are going to go to the u.k. and make an official state visit to the u.k. it's scheduled for the end of may. that's what's happening for them. they were invited by queen elizabeth. so they get that invitation at the end of may. the question is, will they be there for the wedding at the end of april? jon: we'll find out. thanks for joining us. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert and a story out of wisconsin with big implications nationwide. we're awaiting today's vote on a budget bill that tackles that state's $3.5 billion red ink. the proposal enough to ignite protests so intense lawmakers say they're afraid to be seen in the capital today. welcome to "america live." i'm megyn kelly. tens of thousands of pro-union protesters converging on the capital. this is live. union teachers calling out sick, forcing at least two dozen wisconsin school districts to close for the second day in a row. parents, very upset. students are now even getting involved. >> reporter: madison east? >> yes. so
the richmond times dispatch that he plans to talk with president obama before making a decision. kaine is already coming out ahead in the polls. >> kaine actually tests higher 50 to 44% or so so he is coming out a little bit ahead of what webb would have in a head to head race at least in the polls. >> some say a kaine candidacy will also play into president obama's re-election strategy in 012. >>> the victory for president obama involving the budget. up next, details on a hughes vote to cancel a controversial program. >>> we'll get the latest on i deputy u.s. marshal killed while trying to serve a warrant. we'll check more headlines when we come back.  >>> making headlines, two boating incidents in asia. one american is dead a at least one u.s. citizen was among 12 foreigns are who were killed. they were on board a tourist boat that went down off of vietnam last night. >>> off indonesia, police picked up at least 10 people in a boat off of burma. >>> federal agencies have create a joint task force to investigate the shooting of two u.s. immigration and customs enfor
president obama will meet with house democratic leaders to discuss the budget and figure out more ways to reduce the federal deficit. meanwhile the president scored a big win with the budget as the house voted to kill funding for a jet engine the pentagon says it doesn't need. the house stripped funding for an alternative engine for the f-35 fighter jet and moved that defense secretary rob gert gates says could save $3 billion. the plant developing the engine is in ohio near house speaker john boehner's district. >>> also today, president obama's status will read excited to meet with zuckerberg today. the president is flying out to san francisco to meet facebook founder mark zuckerberg and other technology business leaders. the west coast trip is all about creating jobs and improving education on high tech jobs. the white house says the meeting is part of the president's plan to improve his relationship with the business community. >>> 5:04. a grand jury is preparing to look in to sex abuse allegations against redskins line man albert haynesworth. his attorney meanwhile is fighting bac
obama says he will veto the cuts. the government could shut down for the first time since 1995. >>> metro funding is a source of frustration for lawmakers fighting over money. metro says that could mean a setback for passenger safety. >> brianne carter is live at the metro station with the latest money crunch. >> good morning. this plan would continue to fund the government through september. that's for the fiscal year 2011. it is already setting up a financial fight. included in this or not included in this is the $150 million for metro that will help continue with safety and infrastructure upgrades. metro was promised this as part of a 2008 bill that was passed. gerry connolly has said that he has put forth an amendment that would continue to put the money back in, but that was killed earlier this week by republicans. metro says in a statement that this money is absolutely vital to the agency's work to rebuild the 30-year-old system and restore reliable service to customers. metro passengers agree with that, saying they already agree metro is underfunded. this debate will cer
ramon. >>> well, the white house has been very coy about president obama's bay area visit tomorrow night. despite several requests, they have yet to release any details about exactly mr. obama is meeting with or where. but we do know the first person to greet the president will be san francisco mayor ed lee. here's nbc's jean elie reporting tonight from san francisco where the president is expected to arrive around 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. >> when i shook the hand of president obama, i asked him if he can come to san francisco. and guess what? he's here. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee says face time with the president pays. lee will be greeting mr. obama at sfo thursday. he says he won't waste a second because this presidential visit is about investing in job creation. >> he's coming with a smart checkbook, a checkbook that is aimed at investing in places where it's going to grow and jobs are created and that those jobs will impact our local economy in a very direct way. >> reporter: the president is meeting with high-tech innovators, industry leaders like mark zuckerberg and most li
a warning signal to president obama and democratic leaders that he won't support a short-term spending bill that would keep the government in business past march 4th. take a listen to the speaker this morning at the press briefing. >> come on, we're broke. we've got to make tough decisions. when we say we're going to cut spending, read my lips, we're going to cut spending. >> there we go, if you can read lips. mike viqueira at the white house. what's next? this is looking like it's coming to the point where it's a showdown. >> reporter: thomas, i think before today, when people were waving that bloody shirt about the possibility of a government shut down, people said, that's just politics, they're using our democrats to rile up their base. after listening to john boehner, i for one, and several people in town, said, wait a minute, this could happen. cast your mind back to 1995, thomas. you and i were doing the macarena, and the government was being shut down when republicans come into power during the clinton administration. a similar situation in terms of the timing. there was the -- there
. >> and i'm eliot spitzer. we've been talking about president obama's budget and how it needs more cuts. it's an obsession of mine. the reality of it of the severe financial crisis hits you over the head. take a look at this. madison, wisconsin, 10,000 people marched on the capitol building jammed the surrounding square. why? because they are government workers. teachers, social workers, prison guards and their state no longer has enough money to pay their benefits. republican governor scott walker says he has to cut them to balance his budget. they may be wrestling with the budget in washington right now but there's a lot they're not talking about. let's put them on the table tonight. let's try to get specific. >> joining us here are two folks from opposite ends of the ideological spectrum. katrina vanden huevel and nick gillespie. thank you both for joining us. all right, nick, you have created a way of balancing the budget. you call it -- you read an article called the 19% solution. >> that's right. >> in 30 seconds explain it. >> since 1950 government revenue, the money we get from taxe
obama tomorrow. >>> and were tonight that a bookstore is going to close. -- ward tonight at a bookstore is going to close. >>> complete bay area news starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is wednesday, february 16. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >> the rain and wind have led up by the effects of the bay area's latest winter storm are still being felt we are on storm watch tonight as more wet leather heads our way. today crews had there he had spoke cleaning up the -- had their hands full after cleaning up a huge pine tree. utilities crews worked to airlines had our cameras caught this rare sight today as he'll pounded our pavement. the hailstorm lasted only about one minute. it also hailed briefly in sp1 and in other parts of the bay area. >>> in this year is this winter storm is making driving treacherous. chains are required under state 80 east of gold run. several spin outs happened which snarled traffic. also caltrans tells us that trucks with more than one trailer are not being allowed over the summit and we will have a live
received a call today from president obama, who expressed his concern. meanwhile, on capitol hill, president obama won a showdown vote today over a costly pentagon program. the house voted not to fund an alternative engine for the f-35. the next generation fighter jet. producing that engine would have cost $3 billion over the next few years. budget cuts are also being debated in a lot of state capitals these days, including madison, wisconsin, where more than 10,000 state workers staged a protest today. republican governor scott walker wants them to make greater contributions to their pensions and health insurance. the state faces a deficit of more than $3 billion. now to the perpetrator of the biggest financial fraud in u.s. history. bernard madoff is serving 150 years for ripping off investors to the tune of $65 billion. his ponzi scheme played out over 16 years, and no one was on to him? believe, jim axelrod reports so if you find that hard to believe, jim axelrod reports so does madoff. >> reporter: for 26 months, since bernard madoff's multibillion-dollar ponzi scheme unravel
shape still lie ahead. >> president obama sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview. >> the president sat down with me to discuss a number of banks from his battles with republicans to his budget and even his fight to kick his cigarette habit. president obama is calling for both democrats and republicans to work together on tough issues like medicare and medicaid. >> that is not just coming from me on high. >> why not take the lead? >> some time is something is labeled as the obama-plan, it is difficult for republicans to support it. >> high-speed rail funding was rejected. >> it is a mistake on the part of the governors. you've got three republican governors who felt compelled to come out against a plan in part because we had originally opposed it. >> the president acknowledged that the administration is not doing enough to combat sexual assault in the military. >> we have to have a zero- tolerance attitude. we have to educate our troops on the front end. that is critically important. >> he confirms he has indeed quit smoking for good, no matter how stressful the jo
recovering from her attack in cairo. president obama called her to express his concerns yesterday. a source close to logan says she has already vowed that she will return to reporting. >>> this morning a grand jury is preparing to look into sex abuse allegations against albert haynesworth. his attorney is fighting back against the claims that he acted inappropriately at the rooftop bar at the w hotel. tracee wilkins has the latest. >> reporter: this is all happening very quickly considering that the incident happened just last sunday and this jury is expected to convene tomorrow. this is proof that d.c. prosecutors are quickly getting their case together and as to is haynesworth's attorney. d.c. prosecutors are subpoenaing witnesses who will tell a grand jury on bring what they say happen on the rooftop of the bar here at the w hoe it tell this past sunday. according to a police report, a waitress who works in the bar is alleging that haynesworth began it came recent her breasts while tucking his credit card into her blouse. police are calling it sexual abuse. haynesworth's attorney a. scot
obama for saying that. is she right or wrong? >> she is correct. i know there are differences. you got to keep in mind what is happening across the river. we got 2,000 miles of border with mexico. we're talking about the report as to what is under control by our border patrol on their side. there's a lot of questions as to what is in control. there's two things we have to look at. we have to stop the violence from spilling over to the u.s. side. number two, in my opinion, we gotta go in and send agents. we got 30 agents in mexico. we want to add more. this is how we can go ahead and help them. >> greta: so the american people understand how bad this is, one of my colleagues has covered wars he said this is as bad as any war. we talked about the violence and you told me about the be heading, revenge beheading tell the viewers what this is? >> they are doing a lot of things, they are using car . we are seeing beheadings they put them on youtube and send the signal out in the past the rules was they would never attack women and children. just recently, they beheaded a two, three machine o
. if these three mayors want to drink the kool-aid of janet napalitano and barack obama, go ahead. we have had in our county, the number-1 county for drug and human smuggling in all of america. we have seen confiscation of drugs more than double. the calls to the border patrol more than double. we have seen pursuits go from 140 high-speed chases of cop cars, to 340 just in one of my patrol regions. i used to say there is 25 to 50 lookout posts where cartel member scouts are owning high points or mountains in my county, 70 miles north of the border. and we just had a briefing. i sat with senator mccain. and people who work for janet napa politano, they say it's more than double, at least 75, as many as 100 mountains in america where these cartels provide safe passage for their drug trafficking. how have we arrived at a point in america that this has gone on? >> sheriff, i want to ask you, you i want to make a correction uit's babeu -- >> that's fine, greta. >> is this letters that the mayor sent you, one of the things they are critical of and you they want to you shut up is that they say it dam
of the hospital continuing her recovery at home. she received a call today from president obama who expressed his concern. >> reporter: she was in cairo friday to report on the resignation of hosni mubarak but became separated from her crew. this photo was taken the moment before. a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating. according to the committee, at least 140 reporters were attacked covering the protests in egypt. >> what was unusual about the situation in egypt is the systematic and sustained nature of attacks on journalists. >> reporter: one week before the attack, they were detained by egyptian security forces and endured a long interrogation before expelled from the country. she managed to return. before she went back, she felt compelled to go again. >> it's very hard for me to be away from this story. i feel i failed because i didn't deliver. it's in my blood to be there. >> you don't want them to carry out what's considered a man's job. >> reporter: judith is a journalism expert who worked with logans. attacks against women reporters go unreported. >> they are concerned if they
at the end of the month. >>> president obama is in san francisco to meet with a group of business leaders, including the founder of facebook and the ceo of google and possibly steve jobs from apple. he has recently been on medical leave from apple for undisclosed health reasons. the president made a trip to california to emphasize key themes from his state of the address, including american innovation and his commitment to investments in research and development. >>> today was a perfect taste of spring. the warm weather and sunshine brought relief to everybody. sidewalk cafes at customers and people strolled outside of their lunch breaks for some. washingtonians hope to see more days like this soon. it's expected to be nicer tomorrow. for preview, we go to our chief meteorologist in the weather center. >> it doesn't look like it will be warmer tomorrow. let me show you the maps of the high temperatures we have seen today. 70 at reagan national. wide spread four or five degrees added to this total is tomorrow. we're starting to drop after sunset but still in the '60s. 64 in manassas. overn
obama. warren more on her ordeal. >> president obama was terror a speedy recovery. many colleagues are wishing her well. we caught up with a colleague and she said this is an example of the danger that journalists face. >> nadia made the decision to stop doing the work she had grown to love. >> putting my children through the agony of knowing if i am going to come back. that is the reason i stopped. >> you could have been dead, missing, arrested, anything could happen to you. >> abc correspondent lara logan was beaten and sexually assaulted. >> that is the most dangerous. 200 people, a crowd turned against you, you do not speak the language, you do not know how to get out. >> she is reflecting on her own career. >> it is hard and very challenging. it is often very dangerous. you want to tell the story. >> she said throughout her career, she never felt she was more of a target because she was a woman. she said she never felt pressured by the news organization she worked for to take risks and said she considered the assignment and opportunity. >>> michael vick has canceled an appeara
in new jersey, and it goes to the issue of president obama talks about being in the bubble and so much of politics is whether or not you've got your finger on where the people are, you know, and he seems to have his finger on where the people are, steve. >> i completely agree with you. one of the reasons that he is able to do that is because he's out with the people. he's doing town halls all the time, he's talking to people, he's answering his critics in a direct and forth right way that explains his position to them in a way that i think most people will find appealing. when he's talking to firefighters who are booing him, he says i understand your concern, but people have been lying to you for 20 years. i'm the guy who's coming here to tell you the truth. so your anger at me is misplaced. martha: now, here's the fascinating thing to me. a lot of people are arguing this is chris christie's moment, that the situation in this country is right for someone like him and they want him to run. here's what he said when he was asked about that: >> there are lots of people who will run just be
's not on his radar screen. president obama is sitting in the white house, because hard working union folk like the ones in madison went door to door, made phone calls, social networked to get him elected. these people need the president to some parroting the right wing talking points and make what i would say an unequivocal stand for the rights of these workers. this is what the democratic party is about. president obama isn't the only one dropping the ball on this story. democratic leadership has been dreadfully silent. we reached out to senators who got a lot of labor in their states, like senator reid in nevada. there, of course, is a proposal there to knock off minimum wage. senator durbin in illinois. senator schumer here in new york. st stabinow didn't respond. can we wake them up tonight that this is the blueprint for them to take down the infrastructure of the very people that support all of you in your campaigns to keep the progressive agenda alive in this country? we also reached out to nancy pelosi. shockingly, she had nothing. may i say tonight that i find this absolutely unaccepta
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